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OCT
I cannot now remember when I first met David Layton. I was probably introduced to him by Philip Rowntree. What I can remember was from that first meeting, and at every meeting, David exuberated a sense of fun and kindly mischief. It was Philip Rowntree, and David Layton, who were the financial instigators of the Low Pay Unit. Philip decided to back the establishing of the LPU with a tranche of monies which had been given to Seebohm Rowntree on his retirement from the chocolate factory in...
2
OCT
This week's New Statesman gives full billing to the latest and most dangerous economic heresy. If only we could live in the world that Danny Blanchflower and Mehdi Hasan believe we are in. Hasan cites Blanchflower and Robert Skidelsky. Have we learnt nothing from Keynes he asks? Only idiots would cut government spending before a recovery was well underway. Said like that, who could disagree? But all three of these distinguished authors are preaching Keynesianism for a closed...
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